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602 Club Madison

602 Club t-shirt

$24.00
The 602 Club got its name from its address, 602 University Avenue. Opening in 1951, the 602 Club was a place that attracted a very diverse group of people. This included artists, activists, intellectuals, scholars and misfits. It was also an early...
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A Frame t-shirt

A Frame T-shirt

$10.00
The A Frame was opened in 1977 by Pete Olson and Terry McDonald. Dave Chipalla came in soon after. The building’s unique A Frame shape was created for the previous Heap Big Beef restaurant. It originally opened as a bar that just served a few...
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Beaky's t-shirt

Beaky's T-shirt

$24.00
Grab a Beakyburger and the area’s best fried chicken. Beaky’s opened in 1965 on the corner of Auburn & Rockton in Rockford and closed in the early 80’s. We’re proud to offer this nostalgic t-shirt of a local favorite, grease...
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Boy Blue T-shirt

Boy Blue T-shirt

$24.00
Boy Blue Ice Cream shops first appeared in Milwaukee in the early 1960s when the operators of 11 Carvel ice cream stores broke away to form their own company. By the late 60s, Boy Blue was ready to expand and soon had nearly 40 locations around the...
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Brains Drive In t-shirt

Brains Drive In T-shirt

$24.00
In the late 1800s, St. Louis became known for its stockyards and the masses of cattle that moved through the city. Back then, nothing went to waste and soon a unique dish started appearing widely on South St. Louis's restaurant menus — fried-brain...
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Brathaus t-shirt

Brathaus T-shirt

$15.00
Taverns come and go, but for more than 30 years, one watering hole reigned supreme in downtown Madison — the famous Brathaus, which sat at the corner of State Street and Lake Street. Starting in 1953, students, professors and downtown workers would...
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Cathay House Chinese restaurant Madison

Cathay House t-shirt

$24.00
The Cathay House was one of Madison's most iconic restaurants. It was opened by Yew K Low and his wife, Ivy, in 1954. It occupied a spot on East Washington Avenue, where it became famous for its Egg Foo Young and Chinese Spaghetti. Generations of...
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Charlie’s Cafe Exceptionale T-shirt

Charlie’s Cafe Exceptionale T-shirt

$24.00
This iconic restaurant was located at 7th Street and 4th Avenue in downtown Minneapolis. Charlie’s elegant atmosphere and sophisticated menu attracted celebrities, dignitaries, and anyone else looking for a delicious meal. Their famous potato salad...
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Dutchland Dairy t-shirt

Dutchland Dairy T-shirt

$24.00
The mere mention of Dutchland Dairy conjures up delicious memories for tens of thousands of Milwaukeean’s. Launched in 1927, Dutchland Dairy stores included a retail shop that carried milk, cheese, ice cream and custard, as well as a full-service...
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Geri's Hamburgers 3/4 Sleeve Raglan Baseball Tee

Geri's Hamburgers Baseball Tee

$30.00
Geri’s Hamburgers was a Rockford-based fast food chain with more than a dozen stores across northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin at its peak, including at least six in the Rockford area and two in Madison. Geri’s was similar in style...
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Geri's Hamburgers t-shirt blue

Geri's Hamburgers T-shirt

$24.00
Geri’s Hamburgers was a Rockford-based fast food chain with more than a dozen stores across northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin at its peak, including at least six in the Rockford area and two in Madison. Geri’s was similar in style to...
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Hilander t-shirt

Hilander T-shirt

$24.00
Generations of Rockford residents fondly remember the Hilander Foods name. The local grocery store chain was first founded as the Sanitary Meat Market in 1919 by Joseph Castrogiovanni and his wife, Rose. Eventually, the store was re-named Hilander Foods...
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Hot Sam Pretzels T-shirt

Hot Sam T-shirt

$24.00
This chain of soft pretzel franchises began in 1966 in the state of Michigan and the first store opened at Livonia Mall.  Hot Sam’s were mainly located in malls across the US. In 1995, Mrs. Field’s acquired Hot Sam’s and converted...
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Hungry Hungry t-shirt

Hungry Hungry T-shirt

$15.00
Imagine a giant neon sign flashing the words “Hungry Hungry Hungry” over and over again. For decades, this was the beloved beacon that attracted customers to the Monona Root Beer stand across from the beach at Olbrich Park on Madison’s...
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Hunts Drive-in t-shirt

Hunts T-shirt

$24.00
Say the name Hunt's and most Peorians will get a far-away look in their eyes as they recall juicy beef steak hamburgers, giant pork tenderloins, delicious pies and rich chocolate sodas. Hunt's Restaurant literally served generations of Peoria residents...
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Last Straw t-shirt

Last Straw T-shirt

$24.00
The Last Straw was an Ice Cream Parlour and Family Restaurant with two locations in Rockford. The old fashion theme, authentic soda fountain and gigantic Firewagon Special (which served 1 to 10) made it a popular eatery for hanging out and special...
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Lums

Lums T-shirt

$24.00
Lums started out as a hot dog stand that Stuart and Clifford Perlman bought in 1956 in Miami Beach, Florida. This family restaurant chain expanded into various locations across several states. Lums was known for hot dogs steamed in beer, the Ollieburger,...
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Mr. Steak t-shirt

Mr. Steak T-shirt

$24.00
In 1962, James A. Mather launched a new steakhouse restaurant chain called Mr. Steak. At its peak, you could find 278 Mr. Steak restaurants all around the United States and Canada. Sadly, the corporation went bankrupt and all locations were closed by the...
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Mrs. Howes Potato Chips t-shirt

Mrs. Howes Potato Chips T-shirt

$24.00
Many longtime Milwaukee residents still savor the wonderful memories of Mrs. Howe’s potato chips. Mrs. Ella Howe and her son started producing potato chips in the 1930s at a location on West Hopkins Street where they also had an ice cream cone...
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Nankin Cafe t-shirt

Nankin Cafe T-shirt

$24.00
For 80 years, Nankin Cafe was considered a downtown Minneapolis landmark. Founded in 1919, people came from all over to eat in this beautiful restaurant and eat the food people still miss today. The restaurant moved to different locations over the years...
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Noah's Ark Motor Inn & Restaurant t-shirt

Noah's Ark T-shirt

$24.00
The famous Noah's Ark Restaurant opened in 1967 near Interstate 70 in St. Charles. A zoo of fiberglass animals greeted guests, including an elephant, giraffes and even a mechanical hippo, along with Noah standing on the deck overlooking the parking lot...
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Oriental Drugs T-shirt

Oriental Drug T-shirt

$24.00
The Oriental Pharmacy (also known as Oriental Drugs) was a beloved pharmacy and lunch counter located at 2238 North Farwell Avenue in Milwaukee until 1995. 52% combed and ring-spun cotton 48% polyester, preshrunk, 4.2 oz. Super soft with a fashion fit...
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Pepe Taco t-shirt

Pepé Taco T-shirt

$24.00
For a generation of Peorians, their first taste of Mexican food likely came at one of the city’s iconic Pepé Taco restaurants. With locations on Western Avenue and North University, Pepé Taco served up an Americanized version of...
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Pink Pony Ladies Jersey Hoody

Pink Pony Ladies Jersey Hoody

$30.00
The Pink Pony Restaurant was started by Gert and Whitey Larson in 1950. They named this restaurant after a bar they had seen in Las Vegas. The Pink Pony would change owners many times throughout its history before finally closing its doors for the last...
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Pink Pony t-shirt

Pink Pony T-shirt

$24.00
The Pink Pony Restaurant was started by Gert and Whitey Larson in 1950. They named this restaurant after a bar they had seen in Las Vegas. The Pink Pony would change owners many times throughout its history before finally closing its doors for the last...
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Porky's t-shirt

Porkys T-shirt

$24.00
Porky’s was a St. Paul icon founded in 1953. Whether you were cruising down University Avenue or chowing down on burgers and fries, Porky’s was the place to hang out. In fact, it  was the first fast food restaurant on that street. The...
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Red Dot Potato Chips t-shirt

Red Dot Potato Chips T-shirt

$24.00
For more than three decades, Madison’s Red Dot Foods made their famous potato chips at its landmark East Washington Avenue factory. Founded in 1938, the potato chip maker eventually became one of the largest snack food producers in the Midwest...
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Rennebohm Cap

Rennebohm Drug Stores Hat

$25.00
Few names elicit a bigger reaction in Madison than Rennebohm’s. Oscar Rennebohm founded the iconic Madison drugstore chain in 1925 and there were eventually more than two dozen locations around the area before the chain was sold in 1980...
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Rennebohm Drug Stores t-shirt

Rennebohm Drug Stores T-shirt

$24.00
Few names elicit a bigger reaction in Madison than Rennebohm’s. Oscar Rennebohm founded the iconic Madison drugstore chain in 1925 and there were eventually more than two dozen locations around the area before the chain was sold in 1980...
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River Station T-shirt

River Station T-shirt

$10.00
River Station was a beloved Peoria restaurant located on Water Street in downtown Peoria. It was the place to go for a delicious meal, especially the steaks. The restaurant building was originally the Rock Island Depot and Freight House. This building is...
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Sandy's Drive-in t-shirt

Sandy's T-shirt

$24.00
Many Midwesterners fondly remember having a Big Scot double burger, french fries and a chocolate shake at a local Sandy's Hamburgers. The Illinois-based chain was started in 1958 as a direct competitor to the quickly growing McDonald's chain. It's first...
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Skip's Fiesta Drive-in Chicago

Skip's Fiesta Drive-in t-shirt

$24.00
From the 1940's to the 1970's, Skip's Fiesta was an old school drive-in where the parking lot would be packed until 2 AM every weekend. Just like in the movies, Skip's was the place for teens to hang out, eat cheeseburgers, and drag race. Skip's was...
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Smaks Hamburgers tee

Smaks Hamburgers t-shirt

$24.00
Smaks was a regional hamburger chain in the Missouri and Kansas area. The first restaurant opened in 1956. Smaks was known for its cheap, quick hamburgers, thick shakes, and hand dipped onion rings. Pressure from national chains caused this business to...
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SS Admiral t-shirt

SS Admiral T-shirt

$24.00
The stunning SS Admiral was a futuristic metallic steamship that operated on the Mississippi from the Port of St. Louis. First launched in 1940, the million-dollar ship with five decks and room for 4,400 passengers soon became a familiar sight on the...
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Sully's Pub t-shirt

Sully's Pub T-shirt

$24.00
For 35 years, Sully's on Adams Street was the quintessential downtown bar. Various versions of Sully's played host to Peoria residents and Bradley students alike, who came for the cold beer, hot food and hanging with friends. Sully's was the brainchild...
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The Parkmoor

The Parkmoor T-shirt

$24.00
The Parkmoor was St. Louis' first drive-in restaurant, opening in 1930 at Big Bend Boulevard and Clayton Road. Local residents loved the rich, hearty food, the iconic orange rooftop and the famed carhops who hurried meals to eager diners. The Parkmoor...
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Thompson Food Basket t-shirt

Thompson Food Basket T-shirt

$24.00
In 1956, Ed Thompson opened a small, three aisle grocery store at Knoxville Avenue and Ravine in Peoria, Illinois. By 1966, Thompson Food Basket stores had been added in Peoria at Knoxville and Corrington and at Sheridan and Giles, as well as in the...
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Ting Soda t-shirt

Ting T-shirt

$24.00
Children in Wisconsin growing up in the 1970s are unique in all the world. They are the only kids who grew up with Ting Soda. The glass bottles filled with colorful sodas first showed up around 1970 and were sold in stores all over the state — from...
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Yankee Doodle Dandy

Yankee Doodle Dandy t-shirt

$24.00
"We're more than just hamburgers!" Yankee Doodle Dandy was a fast food chain founded in Bensenville, IL in 1966. Its design and menu was very similar to Burger King and Burger Chef. By 1976, there 27 restaurants in the Chicago area and sometime in the...
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Yo-ho Potato Chips

Yo-Ho Potato Chips t-shirt

$24.00
Yo-Ho Potato Chips was a favorite chip company in Chicago. They were described as a greasy, salty chip with a lot of potato flavor. The chips came in a uniquely designed box that contained two clear bags of the product inside. 52% combed and ring-spun...
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Blue Star Potato Chips

Blue Star Potato Chips

$24.00
Available in Custom Shop Rockford has a long history with great Potato Chips. Blue Star began in 1939 and sold thinly sliced chips that were “De-starched by scientific process, so no need to worry about the waistline!“ They remained in...
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Gooey Butter Body

Gooey Butter Body

$24.00
Available in Custom Shop Gooey butter cake is a unique St. Louis confection that was supposedly created by accident in the 1930’s. This cake is flat, dense and rich with a dusting of powdered sugar on top. However it was made, this sweet...
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Hollywood

Hollywood Restaurant

$24.00
Available in Custom Shop The Hollywood Drive-In and Dining Center was a Rockford owned restaurant chain started by Carl Voriako. Joe Engebretson bought Hollywood in 1954 and rapidly expanded throughout the stateline area. It featured items like the...
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Kelly's - Pickle Pete

Kellys-Pickle Pete

$24.00
Available in Custom Shop Kelly's Hambugers was a national chain that burst onto the Madison scene in 1961 with the opening of two stores — one on East Washington and one on the West Beltline. Eventually, there were multiple locations around...
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Pevely Dairy

Pevely Dairy

$24.00
Available in Custom Shop For generations of St. Louians, Pevely Dairy was a local landmark and a sweet memory all wrapped up in one. From the 1880s to the 1980s and beyond, the enormous dairy complex stood at Grand Boulevard and Chouteau Avenue, where...
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Prince Castles

Prince Castles

$24.00
Available in Custom Shop Prince Castles Ice Cream first opened in DeKalb, Illinois in 1928. The rich ice cream and delicious square dips of sherbet led to rapidly rising popularity and quick expansion. Eventually, at least 25 locations would dot...
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The Alps Drive-in

The Alps

$24.00
Available in Custom Shop The Alps Drive-In in Rockford served up hamburgers, hot dogs, barbeques, dairy treats and famous waffle fries. It was located on East State & Alpine for many years until they relocated to Charles St. in 1951. The Alps...
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Certified Grocers t-shirt

Certified Grocers

Available in Custom Shop Certified Grocers, with its iconic chubby little butcher as a mascot, was a well-known name around the greater Chicago area. However, Certified Grocers wasn't your typical supermarket chain. Rather Certified was a...
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Flaming Pit t-shirt

The Flaming Pit

Available in Custom Shop The Flaming Pit was a popular steakhouse chain in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Based in St. Louis, the chain grew quickly and had many locations around Missouri and the United States, including Massachusetts, Maryland,...
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The Manor

The Manor

Available in Custom Shop Who doesn’t remember The Manor restaurant in Beloit, WI? It was THE place to be for fine dining, cocktails, & dancing from the late 1960’s through the early 1990’s! The Manor was a favorite destination...
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Top Hat

Top Hat

Available in Custom Shop The Top Hat opened on July 12, 1941 by A.C. Elliott and Merle Bergstrom. They served Coney dogs, hamburgers, B-B-Q, shakes, ice cream cones and treats. Moving north a block in 1956, a new drive in restaurant was built at...
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